Archive for September, 2009

Muchnick Review of Chris Hedges’ ‘Empire of Illusion’ … full text from SLAM! Wrestling

Published September 20th, 2009, Uncategorized

[originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on September 16 under the headline, “Empire of Illusion: An egghead tells us who’s zooming who,”] Maybe it’s just a wrestling tall tale, but Adlai Stevenson, after losing one of his two races against Dwight Eisenhower for the U.S. presidency, was supposed to have said, “It hurts too much […]

Chris Nowinski Discusses Wrestlers’ Concussions on Toronto Radio

Published September 16th, 2009, Uncategorized

Chris Nowinski, the retired wrestler who started the Sports Legacy Institute, which studies athletes’ brain trauma, had a powerful interview about Chris Benoit and related subjects on the Toronto radio station The FAN 590. You can hear the interview on “Prime Time Sports” at the podcast links at Irv Muchnick

Another Independent Wrestler Dies of Apparent Brain Injury

Published September 16th, 2009, Uncategorized

James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch with the lowdown on the death a pro wrestler, 21-year-old Matt “Riot” Lowry, possibly from a brain aneurysm: Irv Muchnick

Linda McMahon Throws Her Hat — and Baggage — Into the Ring

Published September 16th, 2009, Uncategorized

It’s official: World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has resigned to run for the Republican nomination for Christopher Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut. Irv Muchnick

CHRIS & NANCY Author Muchnick Reviews Chris Hedges’ ‘Empire of Illusion’

Published September 16th, 2009, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick, author of the forthcoming CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, reviews Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges at SLAM! Wrestling today: